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Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

Description:

The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishers were formerly placed in one family, Alcedinidae, but recent research suggests that this should be divided into three. All six New World kingfishers, together with three Old World species, make up the new family Cerylidae. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Riparian

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4 Comments

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Superb series steve..!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

Young bird.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

male

MikeGrageda
MikeGrageda 9 years ago

Cool pictures! I love this contrasting blue against the brown plants and background. It's excellent!

Steve Lenz
Spotted by
Steve Lenz

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 8, 2011
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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